Hair Fair 2016 – To Dance with Familiars

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One of my favorite things is to take fantasy elements and try to make them work for my ethnic looks. I get saddened when I see written content, blatantly stating that certain genres of characters should only be of certain body types and skin tones. I will admit, that before coming an official blogger for the Medieval & Fantasy Grid Crier group, my styles fell in 3 categories. Modern, Bumble Bee/Panda or Drow. When I was a drow, I was often the dark ashen skin colour. My Bumble Bee and Panda Girl looks were always with my regular dark toned skin. I will admit that I would go ethnically asian every once in a while. There was one skin maker in particular that I enjoyed, so would get her stuff for kicks every once in a while. I don’t tend to like looking at the traditional geisha looks on dark skin, that does seem really odd to me. I will wear other asian inspired clothing as I normally am though.

This is just random blabbery, for no particular reason. I haven’t been bashed or anything.

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I took these shots at one of my favorite places in second life. It’s called The Outer Garden, and they just completed a reworking of 2 of their garden levels. So I decided to go exploring.  I fell in love with this one little area off the main track, and decided to do a mini, on location shoot for today’s post.

Adoness is at Hair Fair this year, with 3 new styles. I chose to show you my favorite of the selections, which made me feel all warrior woman. It is a mixed mesh style, with the braid being rigged, but the upper part of the hair being modifiable, which is super nice if you like wearing mesh heads. I just used the default shaved hairbase in the hud of my Catwa head, and tinted it to make sense with the hair.

A portion of all hairs sold at Hair Fair go to Wigs for Kids, so even if you don’t pick up this Adoness style, it is worth it to take a browse of the whole event.

Credits

Hair – Adoness – Astrild in Midnight – *NEW* Charity Hair @ Hair Fair 2016
Mesh Head – Catwa – Nicki Head
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Body
Skin Appliers – Lumae – Eirtae Skin in Tone 10 Carob/Bare Makeup
Eye Appliers – the Skinnery – Past WLRP Item/Not Currently Available
Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Mehndi Flowers Gold Nails
Tattoo Appliers – Endless Pain Tattoos – Moth 2 Tattoo – *NEW* @ Boys of Summer
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] – Emilia Broccade Dress – *NEW* @ Medieval Fantasy Fair
Circlet – Deviance – Erulisse Circlet in Light Blue – Common Gacha Item
Cuffs – Plastik – Absole Shield Cuffs w/Hud – *NEW* @ N21

Poses by Eternal Dream – Tallulah Pose Pack
Location- The Outer Garden

This post features an items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

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Growing Temptation

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It is funny how your avatar will evolve, and it feels like it is sudden, when you notice it. I use to collect bumble bee things and panda things, and run around the grid wearing all this super cutesie stuff. I am aware I haven’t worn any of that for a long time now, but I did notice today that I delve more into the fantasy side of things, lately. I did a good stint of urban wear for a good number of years, and while I still wear that for my daily sl tasks, it seems like I am blogging more fanciful things.

Not that I mind in the least. I love trying to make it work with my avatar, and showing others in the ethnic community that it is doable.

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I want to talk about all the things I am wearing, but that doesn’t make for a fun post. I will let you know that this snake is animated, and it’s tail coils around you back and to the side.You can find him in a gacha at the new round of Fair Play.

Banana Banshee has new items, it’s owner back from the realms of the real, where she was attending to her newborn. It is great to see the new creations. These new eyes are so darn striking, and I love that they offer the dark alongside the light versions, for the Sclera.

The tiara is from Noble Creations, and is mod, so I totally modded it to suit my needs. This is what the original looks like:

[NC] - Sakura Blossom Tiara - Enchantment

Credits

Hair – Doe – Rummy 2 Tone – RARE Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Skin – Lure – Victoria Skin in Cocoa
Eyes – Banana Banshee – Soul Eyes in Blue – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes
Mesh Hands – Death Row Designs – Demonhands
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Elowen – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Dress – Poet’s Heart – Amaranth in Night – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Headdress – Noble Creations – Sakura Blossom Tiara
Choker – Nastasica – Animated Snake – *NEW* RARE Gacha Item @ Fair Play
Bracelets – Aisling – Elyan Bracelets in Black w/Hud – Common Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Snake – Nastasica – Silver Choker – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ Fair Play

Pose by Diesel Works

This post features items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Venturing into the Sun

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I have been away, doing all those thing you must do in the first life, to keep the second one going. It was just a short amount of time, but I couldn’t keep away from the blog much longer. I do enjoy it, it keeps all of the “mes” sane, when work gets too much, or the kids for that matter.

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I ventured out into the sun the past weekend. I was fully covered, so the sun didn’t eat me. I wonder if being photosensitive is like the mild irritations older vampires get when they walk in the sun during the day. We got the last bit of sunday afternoon, I think. The warm is well on it’s way now.

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Just a modge podge outfit, of randomness. The only thing new is the dress, which you will find at [EvelineInTheBox]. They price their releases 25% off until the next new release, so if you like it, stop by and get a deal as well! There are 6 different huds, with various colours and patterns.

My amazing lipstick started the whole look and you will find the appliers for various lips, plus the inhouse mesh lips, at Soul.

2015 Lipstick - Fades

Credits

Hair w/Hat – The Stringer Mausoleum – Keep it Pasty in Blood Raven
Skin – Lure – Victoria Skin in Sugar Tone
Eyes – Suicidal Unborn – Spectrum Eyes in Wrath
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Diva Prim Lashes
Makeup 1 – The White Crow – Tired in Dark – We Love Roleplay BDay Gift
Makeup 2 – [a.e.meth] – Cheetah Liner/Eyeshadow in Orange
Makeup 3 – !Musa! – Wumei Eyeshadow in Orange
Makeup 4 – Adam and Eve – Black Eyeliner
Mesh Lips – Soul – Kissers Lips in Anya/Vampire
Lipstick Applier – Soul – Faded Lipstick
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Ink Dipped Hands Applier – Avanti – Wrath Hands in Black
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Evil Tattoo
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] – Daisy Dress w/Ornament Hud – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Thigh Highs  – Black Arts – Lilith Stockings
Boots – Livalle – Chyna Lace-up Platform Boots w/Hud
Purse – Plastik – Amy Rose Bag in Oxblood
Piercings – Eluzion – Samara Piercings – L$2
Necklaces – Plastik – Azunite Short and Long Necklaces w/Hud – RARE Gacha Items
Bracelet – Sweet Lies – Andro Bracelet 3 w/Hud – *NEW* @ Epicene
Claws – Ama. – Grinder Claws for Slink

Poses by !Bang, Picture This and Le Poppycock

Backdrop by Exposeur

This post features items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Skin Fair 2016 – Jumo

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Today is the first day of Skin Fair 2016, and you can be sure I will be bringing you some awesome coverage for all us dark skinned avis.

Jumo has a new skin line called Devon, which comes on a series of 9 tones. I am very happy with how the skin fit my shape, but if you purchase a tone, you do receive a shape created specifically for the skin.

Jumo - Tones

Left to Right

Ebony, Bronze, Cocoa, Caramel, Honey, Fraise, Cream, Pale and Porcelain

Each Tone comes with Default Avatar Skins, Slink Hands/Feet Appliers, TMP Head Appliers, Maitreya and Belleza Body.

.:JUMO:. Fashion Devon Skin Vendor Ebony

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You also get a plethora of Lipsticks in each skin pack, but the Candy Lips(Far left shot and 2nd to the right shot) can be purchased separately. They come with Default Tattoo Layers as well as TMP Makeup Appliers.

.:JUMO:. Fashion Devon Candy Lips

The Expressive Eyebrows as also in each skin pack, but if they are something that interests you, you can get them separately as well. They come with Default Tattoo Layers as well as TMP Makeup Appliers.

.:JUMO:. Fashion Devon Skin Expressive Eyebrow

Worn throughout the post is the new Lee hair by Wasabi Pills, which you can find at Hairology, which just opened, and is running until March 30th.

Style Credits

Shape – Over the Moon – Tigerlily Shape
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Lee w/Lunar Hud – *NEW* @ Hairology
Skin – Jumo – Devon Skin in Ebony Tone – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2016
Eyes – eSSe Store – Beatrix Realistic Eyes
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes – Included in the Skin Pack
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nails – Hello Dave – Had a Plan Gloss Nails
Tattoo – White Window – Suspicion Tattoo in Black/Normal – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2016
Dress – More Than Ever – Phoebe Dress w/Colour Change Hud – *NEW* @ The Designer Showcase
Bracelets – Indulge Temptation – Luster Bracelets w/Texture Change Hud – Discounted @ Color Me Project
Butterflies – Persefona – Butterflies on Hair 12 w/Addon – *NEW* @ Cosmopolitan Event

Poses by Belle Epoque

Body Shot Credits

Bikini – Devae – Ringkini in White Gold

Death, She Rides

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When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

The Bible – Revelation 6:8

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I’ve had this outfit in my inventory for a good week, and just have been too busy to do anything with it. Before I shoot more ads today, I decided I better get this up, so I hope you enjoy.

The skin and hand appliers are from Horror Haute, which just closed until the next round. I just didn’t get this up before it closed, but be sure to find the items in the stores.

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The Horns with the eyeballs are from The Horror, and are really fun. There is a texture change hud, so you can change the horns as well as the eyeballs.

I’m also wearing a few things from the current round of Genre. You have until April 11th to visit, before they close down for the next round. This round is biker themed, and the designers have gone all out with their items.

Supernatural has a few bodysuits for those of you who are a bit more adventurous in your attire, while on your rides. There are appliers for Banned, TMP and Omega, for those of you with mesh parts.

Vengeful Threads has a outfit there that is easily parted out and mixed up with other things from the event. I am wearing the pants and belt. Closeup of the belt below, as it had so much going on, you just had to see the details.

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Lots going on, haha.

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These babies are from Deadpool. There are some other versions as well, without the iron cross, if the symbolism of it is just not your thing.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Hugely Studded in Black – *NEW* @ Genre
Hairbase – Adoness – Shaved Glass in Black
Skin – Reboot – Plague Skin
Eyes – Clemmm – ReSnick Eyes with Black Sclera
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Diva Prim Lashes
Makeup 1(Eyeliner) – no.7 – Exotic Liner in Permanent Marker
Makeup 2(Lips) – no.7 – Adventure Lipstick in GreyDark
Makeup 3(Lip Line) – Pin Me Down – Anti Lips only
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Hand Appliers – SongBird – Symptomatic
Collar Cape – Refined Wild – Corvia Collar
Bodysuit – Supernatural – Ally Bodysuit in Black – *NEW* @ Genre
Pants&Belt – Vengeful Threads – Driven Outfit – *NEW* @ Genre
Stockings – Sheer – Knee Highs 03
Boots – Deadpool – Sole Bound Iron Cross Heels
Horn 1 – The Horror – Horror’s Dream Horns w/Colour Change Hud
Horn 2 – Plastik – Camael Horns in Slate/All Option
Nose Piercing – Random Matter – Bone Harvest V2
Decorative Bracers – aisling – Gaia Bracers in Dark Tones – Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Finger Armour – Formanails – Accessoires Casual Slink Unisex Black

Poses by Diesel Works, Kirin, GlamRus and Bang!

Location – Nevermore

***Added Note – Some of the events I picked these items at came to a close recently. While TPing around to check slurls, not all items were out. I think due to the holidays, designers are a bit lagged with getting things out in the mainstores, so please be patient, if you are looking for a certain item.***

Bats by Moonlight

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Routine daily, lost inside completely
Burning flame, flowing like rain
Still night outside, filled emotions inside
I saw it, the MoonLight

Deep thoughts, thousand quotes
Soaring high above, heavy clouds move
Wandering sight, took flight
I saw it, the MoonLight

Keep this to me, or let the world see
How it feels, desire to love
Her heart, the pure secret
Yes, now I see it, the MoonLight

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Random awesome pic I took, whilst playing with my water settings again.

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I was playing around with some of my older hairstyles today, as I have had more than a few requests come in lately, asking for them. While putting my new hair textures on some(which will be launched at Hair Fair 2015), I decided it was time for a look.

I ended up transforming into this beauty.

Plastik has been releasing like mad lately. This dress is one of 3 new releases in the mainstore right now. As with all Plastik items, there are a bunch of colours/patterns to choose from.

View the New Releases at the stores Official Site HERE.

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This bracelet is also from Plastik, part of a larger jewelry set, which is being sold at this round of Secret Affair. The set is called Mystic Shot, and the various pieces are comprised of Bullet Cartridges with Crystals in them. I can only imagine when they have been spelled with, and what you would have to use them against. These also come in various colours, sold separately, and each pack has 3 metals included.

See the Seraphim Gallery for more info, and view pictures of all the other product available at the event.

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Due to my blogging nature on Free*Style, it is sometimes hard NOT to blog free items, haha. So there will be some bleeding over here from time to time. This bracelet is a free gift from Sn@tch, at the Skin Fair. It is a matching set, so there is one for each wrist.

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I decided to go to the Cosmopolitan Sales round this month. There are just so many events now, it is not possible for me to get to them all. I actually went for something else, but saw these boots, and had to have them. They have a texture change hud, so you can change the leathers/patterns, as well as the soles, giving you a wide range of possibilities.

View more about this event, and current round, at their Main Site HERE.

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Finally, because I wont stop until the event is done, we got Skin Fair stuff on too! These makeups are from Senzafine. They are new, each pack comes with 6 colours, and the Eyeliner Packs have matching Lip Packs. I just did some mixed combos, so you could see a few of the colours.

If you would like to see some more of the colours, or just the packs in general, please visit the Flickr Link HERE, all the Skin Fair packs are at the top.

The Eyes worn throughout the post are a new, mainstore release from Chop Shop. They are called Jaded and are a more realistic styled eye. There are 2 sizes per colouration, in the purchasable packs. The middle me has the smaller size on, the 2 outer mes have the larger size.

View the other colourations HERE.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Tonic in Darknight(New Mesh Textures/Not Released)
Hairbase(with tattoo) – Adoness – Ragnarok Shaved Base A in Black
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0/Noirette Brow – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Eyes – Chop Shop – Jaded in Lt Green/Large Iris – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Lashes – Ploom – N/A
Makeup 1(Eyeliner) – Senzafine – Ravensong Liner in TGY 04 – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Makeup 2(Face Decor) – [ni.ju] – Yumagi in Obsidian – Group Gift
Makeup 3(Lips) – Senzafine – Tourniquet Lips in TGY 04 – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – [ni.ju] – Metallic Nails Applier – Group Gift
Dress – Plastik – Briane Dress in Batsy – *NEW* Mainstore Release
Boots – Emporium – Fiona Boots with Colour Change Hud – *NEW* @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Round
Ear Piercings – House of Darcy – Dragon’s Tail Gauge & Spirals in Slide
Necklace – Pure Poison – Bat Wings Necklace in Silver – Group Gift
Right Bracelet – Plastik – Mystic Shot Bracelet in Silver/Smoke – *NEW* @ The Secret Affair
Left Bracelet – Sn@tch – Jeweled Cuff in Black – Gift @ Skin Fair 2015

Poses used in this post are from Kirin, !Bang, Diesel Works and Exposure

Location – Dirty Stories Store Sim
Windlight – Custom

*Note* I am going to add a Pose Page up top, sometime in the next few days, so I don’t have to link to the stores I commonly use, per post. I will add names, but if you need to find locations, just go to the pose page, it is easier for all that way.

A dip with the Forest Fae

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I’m still getting my windlights remade, as well as making some new ones. I always try to keep them more natural, as I do on location shoots, and don’t edit my photos, other than putting them behind my blogging template. I sometimes will blur a nose triangle, or smooth a wonky pose crunch, but I want people to see the items, and not have to guess what they are.

I’d have to say that is something I do, due to being a designer, more than being a blogger. I know more than enough friends who have linked me to ads, from marketplace or flickr, and we have a good time of trying to figure out what exactly they are selling on the ad.

I have hard times making windlights that made hard shadows, which still being light enough to see everything, when shooting under prim obstructions, like these trees and mushrooms. I do like how this turned out tho. While the shadows are very very soft, it gives me a sort of moonlit glow.

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Enough about me tho, lets get to the goods!

Fae 3a

I almost didn’t go to Collabor88 this round. It’s not an event I always shop at, I have to admit. I am glad I did tho, as I not only found an item I really love, but I found a new to me store.

Bauhaus Movement is the store. They made the headscarf with all the flowery bits on it. It takes a bit of creativity to use it. LadyLight has it too, and we both just sort of chucked off bangs and bits, off of mod hairstyles, to make it work to our liking.

We both will be continuing our coverage of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival. Here I show you some of the items from May’s Soul, these forest fairy clothing and branch bits. I also have on a collar from A Master’s Eye, which is really lovely. I don’t have a use for a slave collar, but I do love the design of it.

IRL I tend to enjoy organic looking jewelry. Things that are offset, and unbalance, or inspired nature itself. This piece delivers that for me.

I am posting a day after Fifty Linden Fridays. I really tried to get this out last night, and this is why i normally don’t blog the round, in general, haha. Glam Affair tends to leave their items out late, so please hurry on over, and see if the skins are still out. There are 2 tones in the pack, with lots of eyebrow colour options (which surprised me, haha). They had cute little glasses on for the round too.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Warpath(Modded – bangs/crown off) – Limited Edition
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Lilac – FREE
Skin – Glam Affair – Brandi Sweet in Asia Tone/01 G Brow – *NEW* for Fifty Linden Friday
Eyes – Song – Cupid Eyes in Aqua – *NEW* @ the Cosmetics Fair (Last Day is today, Feb 28th)
Makeup (Lashes) – Lumae – Eyelashes/Longer – FREE
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Applier – La Boheme – Swirling Vines
Leg Fades – Clemmm – Leg Fades in Pink – FREE @ the Cosmetics Fair (Last Day is today, Feb 28th)
Branch & Cloth Outfit – May’s Soul – Forest Tales Cloth in Lavender – Common Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Nipple Shields – Luas – Allegra Nipple Piercings in Black – Rare Gacha Prize
Thong – Plastik – Valerian in Eggplant
Leg Branch – May’s Soul – Branch Leg – Rare Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Hairscarf – Bauhaus Movement – Anais Headscarf in Blue – *NEW* @ Collabor88 (ends March 7th)
Head Chain – Lumae – Pearl Headchain in Blush – *NEW*
Collar – A Master’s Eye – The Enchanted Beanstalk Collar in Bronze – Common Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Bracelet – Sax Shepherd Designs – Fairy Rings Bracelet – Rare Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Pose 1 – KoKoLoReS – Drama 3
Pose 2 – Vestige – Female 2
Pose 3 – Olive Juice – The Red Queen

Location – Bentham Forest